Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Colorado Springs, CO

There are 15 dog friendly hiking trails in Colorado Springs. Use the links below to get an overview of each one, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Colorado Springs.

Pet Friendly Seven Falls
Seven Falls Bring Fido to bask in the majesty of Seven Falls, a magnificent series of waterfalls located in a 1,400-foot-wall box canyon, and then explore everything else the new Seven Falls has to offer. From delectable new dining options—including the exquisite new 1859—gift shops, walking and hiking trails, the optional Broadmoor Soaring Adventure—a thrilling exploration above Seven Falls, following rope bridges, a via ferrata and culminating in a rappel—and so much more to come. Next to the Falls, a 224-step stairway leads to a system of trails that will take you onto Inspiration Point with a breath-taking view of Colorado Springs and the great plains beyond. Wildlife is everywhere, including hummingbirds, rainbow trout and the rare, waterfall nesting- American Dipper. Seven Falls is located just ten minutes from downtown Colorado Springs via Cheyenne Blvd. See Details
Pet Friendly Garden of the Gods
Garden of the Gods The Garden of the Gods Park is a Registered National Natural Landmark in Colorado Springs. Admission is free, and your leashed pup is welcome to join you as you hike along the beautiful trails through the red rock formations. Fido can also join you for a bite to eat on the terrace of Bean Sprouts Cafe. See Details
Red Rock Canyon Open Space Leashed pets are welcome ton most trails, and off-leash pets are welcome in the upper and lower dog loop areas, although it is unfenced. See Details
Ute Valley Park A beautiful park for hiking, sightseeing, running, and mountain biking. 338.4 acres placed in the middle of residences. Even though you are in the middle of a neighborhood, there are many parts of the park where you feel like you are in the wilderness. It's beautiful and easy to get lost (in a good way) in this park. See Details
Templeton Trail at Palmer Park Palmer Park has a great on-leash dog trail. Just take the Templeton Trail up and back for great views. Dog must be leashed. See Details
Upper Gold Camp Road The Upper Gold Camp Road is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Colorado Springs! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Upper Gold Camp Road. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Rampart Reservoir Recreation Area Rampart Reservoir Recreation Area is dog-friendly! Pets are allowed to explore on a leash no longer than six feet. Rampart Reservoir features three hiking trails, Rainbow Gulch, Rampart Reservoir, and Nichols. Mountain biking is popular on Rampart and Rainbow Gulch trails. Wading and swimming are prohibited. Day-use passes are $7. Information on parking and when public vehicle access is allowed can be found on Rampart Reservoir's official website. See Details
New Santa Fe Regional Trail The New Santa Fe Regional Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Colorado Springs! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the New Santa Fe Regional Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Midland Trail The Midland Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Colorado Springs! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Midland Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Bear Creek Regional Park Set in the rolling foothills of Pikes Peak, Bear Creek Regional Park and Nature Center is dog-friendly! While dogs are not allowed on its nature trails, there are plenty of regional trails open to leashed dogs. The Regional Park is 545-acres and features a mix of active and passive recreation such as picnic pavilions, playing fields, hiking opportunities, athletic facilities, playgrounds, the El Paso County Veterans Monument, a Nature Center, an archery range, a large dog park, and much more. Bear Creek Regional Park is open daily from 5am to 11pm. See Details
New Santa Fe Regional Trail The New Santa Fe Regional Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in U S A F Academy! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the New Santa Fe Regional Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Cheyenne Mountain State Park Dogs are welcome on select trails at Cheyenne Mountain State Park. This is one of the newest state parks in Colorado, purchased in 2000 by the City of Colorado Springs, Colorado State Parks, Great Outdoors Colorado, Colorado Lottery, and El Paso County. The trails that you are permitted to use with your dog include Acorn Alley, Bobcat Way, Raccoon Ridge, and the marked portion of the Soaring Kestral Trail. The Visitor Center is open from October 1st through April 30th from 9am to 4pm; and from May 1st through September 30th from 9am to 5pm. See Details
Seven Bridges Trail Head Seven Bridges Trail is a 3.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Colorado Springs, Colorado that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and running and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. The trail leads to a little over 1000 feet in elevation gain. See Details
Gold Camp Road Gold Camp Road follows the former railroad from Colorado Springs to Cripple Creek called the "Short Line". In the 1920s the railroad has been converted to a car toll road, eventually becoming a free public road. In 1988 tunnel #3 collapsed and was never repaired. Because of this, the road is now closed to vehicular traffic and is popular with bikers and hikers. Bring Fido on this dog-friendly hike that is 8.6 miles one way. See Details
Mount Cutler Mount Cutler is a dog-friendly hiking trail in Colorado Springs, CO, that is perfect for experienced and inexperienced hikers. The trail boasts excellent mountain views and at the summit you can view Seven Falls. There is a creek where Fido can cool off following the trek. The parking lot can be congested, so arrive early. See Details
New Santa Fe Regional Trail The New Santa Fe Regional Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Monument! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the New Santa Fe Regional Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Waldo Canyon Loop Trail Waldo Canyon Loop Trail is a 7.2 mile hike in Pike National Forest that will take about 6 hours to complete with Fido. Along the canyon you will see a pink-colored rock known as Pikes Peak granite that is about 1 billions years old. After about 1 mile you will reach the canyon and descend into its meadow where Fido can cool off in the creek. See Details
Rock Island Regional Trail -- El Paso County The Rock Island Regional Trail -- El Paso County is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Peyton! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Rock Island Regional Trail -- El Paso County. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
New Santa Fe Regional Trail The New Santa Fe Regional Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Palmer Lake! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the New Santa Fe Regional Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Pike National Forest Fido is welcome to explore scenic Pike National Forest. The Forest is made up of 1,106,604 acres, which offer dog owners sightseeing, hiking, fishing, boating, picnicking, and cross-country skiing opportunities. Dogs must be restrained or on a leash while in developed recreation sites, and are not allowed in swimming areas. Visitors can check out Pike's website for recreation resource locations. See Details
Lovell Gulch Trailhead Lovell Gulch Trailhead is pet-friendly. You can bring your pooch on this amazing trail with awesome views of mountains in CO Springs! There are two options to choose between, three or six miles. Dogs are allowed off leash if they respond to command. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess left behind by pups. See Details
Rainbow Falls Rainbow Falls is a dog-friendly 0.5-mile in-and-out trail in Cascade, CO. The short hike leads to a creek and waterfall with swimming areas. There are picnic areas where you can rest and have a bite with Fido. Note that parking is limited and the available spaces fill up quickly on weekends. See Details
Palmer Red Rock Trail Loop Palmer Red Rock Loop Trail within the Red Rock Canyon Open Space in Manitou Springs is a moderately difficult 5.4-mile loop trail that allows dogs. Enjoy year-round views of Garden of the Gods. The trail is also used by horses and mountain bikes, so be on the lookout. See Details